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  1. News - Asia

    Thai army chief accused of intimidation in crackdown probe

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... an election pledge by current Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra- Thaksin's sister- to seek justice for victims. The human rights body's own investigation concluded that the military used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1022077/thai-army-chief-accused-intimidation-crackdown-probe
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Halt the Mideast sabre-rattling over Iranian and Syrian arsenals

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... presidential election heats up, there is a growing risk of circumstances getting out of hand. The sabre-rattling has to end; another conflict in the Middle East is not what the world needs or wants. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1021229/halt-mideast-sabre-rattling-over-iranian-and-syrian-arsenals
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US culture to blame for gun violence

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by BARRY WEISBERG

    ... of the other countries of the world combined. This gun violence will not change regardless of who is elected president this year. The Barack Obama government has demonstrated an utter lack of interest, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1014793/us-culture-blame-gun-violence
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian president Mursi sacks army chief Tantawi in political shake-up

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said Mursi, a moderate Islamist popularly elected in June but with constitutional powers sharply circumscribed in advance by the generals, had consulted Tantawi and General Sami Enan, ... Mursi's election- by which Tantawi and his colleagues curbed presidential powers- the surprise move seemed to indicate a reordering of Egypt's political forces as it waits for a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1008799/egyptian-president-mursi-sacks-army-chief-tantawi-political-shake
  5. Assad's exile the only way for Syria

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Council. Moscow has to cut Assad loose and the US, despite a presidential election looming, has to be ready to lead nations in providing funding and aid for any new government. Neighbours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007667/assads-exile-only-way-syria
  6. Libya's pragmatic vote for reform

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and autocracies ushering in more democratic rule. But Libya has confounded the sceptics by holding a largely peaceful and clean election. When disparate opposition elements morphed into a popular ... Libya apart is that the election result defied the regional trend, seen in countries such as Egypt and Tunisia, of Islamist parties sweeping to power. The moderate National Forces Alliance, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007463/libyas-pragmatic-vote-reform
  7. China offers hope for Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With the European economy in trouble, threatening another global financial crisis, and November's US presidential election approaching, the generosity of past years has to be curtailed. Afghanistan has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006992/china-offers-hope-afghanistan
  8. US throws stones in its own glass house

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the country, including military training. Meles Zenawi won 99.6 per cent of the vote in the 2010 election, a figure that would make most dictators green with envy. Little wonder. The prime minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006457/us-throws-stones-its-own-glass-house
  9. Military can't stop democracy in Egypt

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The unwillingness of Egypt's generals to accept the results of the country's first democratic presidential election has sent shockwaves through not just the nation, but across ... that all was in vain. While political gains have been lost, it would be wrong to call the uprising a failure, though. It is merely the end of the first chapter. Weekend elections were never likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004402/military-cant-stop-democracy-egypt
  10. Kachin ask China to forge peace

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... and the prospect of participation in national elections under the 2008 constitution that still guarantees the military seats in Myanmar's new parliament, the Kachin wanted autonomy and a more equal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001889/kachin-ask-china-forge-peace

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